Creighton R. Magid

Creighton R. Magid

Washington, DC P +1 (202) 442-3555 F +1 (202) 442-3199



For over 25 years, Chip’s clients have benefitted from his tenacity, creativity, insight and strategic thinking in handling high-stakes lawsuits. His success in trials across the country also enables Chip to forge pragmatic solutions to complicated business disputes.

Chip also works with his clients to reduce their liability risks and to help them navigate the federal regulatory system, particularly in connection with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Chip is the Partner in Charge of Dorsey’s Washington, DC, office, and is actively involved in the community. Chip is the board chairman of College Success Foundation – District of Columbia, which helps low income children prepare for college and earn college degrees; is a board member of the Children’s Law Center, whose mission is ensuring that every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education; is on the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council; and is a member of the Program Committee of the Economic Club of Washington.

Education & Admissions

Princeton University (A.B., Economics, 1984), with honors

University of Michigan Law School (J.D., 1987), cum laude


  • Iowa
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Eighth, Eleventh, Federal and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Minnesota, the Northern District of Iowa and the Central District of Illinois


Representative Litigation

  • Successfully defended a major water utility in a $70 million case arising out of a catastrophic fire.
  • Won a multi-million judgment in a dispute over post-closing adjustments to the sale price of a business.
  • Represents an e-commerce company in multi-million dollar litigation arising out of the marketing and hosting of an online store.
  • Successfully defended a manufacturer in multi-million dollar property damage, personal injury and wrongful death cases resulting from a plant explosion.
  • Won a judgment worth more than $250 million in a breach of fiduciary duty suit involving ownership of commercial real estate assets.
  • Obtained a $100+ million jury verdict in a dispute over control of an aerospace company.
  • Won a jury verdict in a dispute over testing equipment for high-speed helicopter engines.
  • Regularly represents companies in matters before the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

News & Resources


FDA Issues New Food Safety Rules
"Plan ahead to manage a product recall," Minnesota Lawyer
Congress Embraces Electronic Product Warranties
"When and How Does a Common Interest Agreement Apply?" Liability Desk
Dorsey Team Led By Partner Juan Basombrio Prevails for Republic of Ghana before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
Super Lawyers Recognizes Four Dorsey Lawyers in Washington DC
The Legal Impact of the New York Attorney General’s Attack on Nutritional Supplements, Natural Products Insider
"Four Lessons from GM’s Ignition Switch Fiasco," Liability Desk
Dorsey Partner Creighton Magid Remarks on Mislabeling of Herbal Supplements
“Four Lessons from GM’s Ignition Switch Fiasco” (Video)
The Scourge of Fraudulent Transfer Litigation, International Association of Defense Counsel
New Discovery Rules to Rein in Litigation Expenses
Playback: Navigating the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
"Witness Manipulation in Product Liability Litigation," IADC Committee Newsletter
Case Analysis: First Circuit Issues Important Decision on Work Product Protection for Accounting Workpapers
Mattel Announces the Latest Round of Toy Recalls
Mattel Toy Recalls Raise Defective Imports and Product Liability Issues
Trends Worth Watching in Fiduciary Duty Litigation

Select Client Presentations

Chip has been the featured speaker on a variety of legal topics at continuing legal education events across the country and abroad. He also is the author of published articles on topics ranging from fiduciary duty litigation to witness manipulation to crisis management.

Professional & Civic

Professional Achievements

  • Member, International Association of Defense Counsel

Community Involvement

  • Board Chairman, College Success Foundation – District of Columbia
  • Board Member, Children’s Law Center
  • Executive Committee Member, Federal City Council
  • Member, Economic Club of Washington


  • Listed in Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Listed in the Who's Who Legal Product Liability Defence, 2015
Creighton R. Magid